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Old 04-17-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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I was out washing my car yesterday and found this in one of my Gen 2 15x8 6UL rims




Only ever had street tires on these wheels, no off-road excursions. No cracks in any of the others, and I thought about replacing just the one, but I suppose the others aren't far behind . So for now I'm back on my stock wheels with 5 year old Falken RT-615k's. Moral of the story: better to find a cracked wheel in your driveway than to watch your wheel pass you on the track:
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Anyone have a recommendation for a good 14" tire to drive around on until I buy some new wheels?
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Some inspector made it a point to check my wheels for cracks at a track day a few years ago. Opened my eyes. "What? They're not like, a lifetime thing?" I had no idea. Apparently our beloved rpf1s love to crack.
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Always check the backside of the spokes too. I do it every time I wash the wheels after a track day. And then again when swapping brake pads.
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Well, I've put R888 on OEM 14" wheels. 205 were a bit fat for those rims.


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Was that post supposed to have a point....?

Continue on. Reading comprehension fail.
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Was that post supposed to have a point....?
End of my post I asked for 14" tire suggestions

Have to decide whether it's worth it to put decent tires on these 14's or just cave and buy new 15's before June Road Atlanta event.
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If you want to see how not to have this conversation, I direct you to a S197 forum: Forgestar Wheel Failure? - Page 2 - S197 Mustang Forum - S197Forum.com
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If you want to expose yourself to shameless paid programming, I direct you to a S197 forum: Forgestar Wheel Failure? - Page 2 - S197 Mustang Forum - S197Forum.com
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If you want to see how not to have this conversation, I direct you to a S197 forum: Forgestar Wheel Failure? - Page 2 - S197 Mustang Forum - S197Forum.com
To be honest, I thought of making the same kind of post as the Forgestar kid but I've seen people crucified for that before. 4 years old or not, this is only the second set of street tires these rims have seen. I know wheels are a wear item, but surely they should last longer than 1.5 sets of 200TW street tires. Emilio admitted to me in an email it was a known problem with 2nd gen wheels of this dimension, but told me to pound sand when I asked if there was some sort of discount to replace them. Whatever. Looking at advanti's for my next set.
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yup, wheels -- especially light-weight ones -- are wear items.
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Get forgestars if you want ones that come with a replacement plan
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